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Gen Gurdon Saltonstall Jr.

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Gen Gurdon Saltonstall Jr.

Birth
New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Sep 1785 (aged 76)
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Plot The Saltonstall Tomb
Memorial ID 55988358 View Source
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A fine portrait of General Gurdon Saltonstall, completed in 1753 by Joseph Blackburn, is held by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, in New London, Connecticut, and may be viewed at their website.

Gurdon Saltonstall is identified as being buried in the Saltonstall Tomb in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 11 (1857), pages 26-27. It states,

"The Saltonstall Tomb is also near the centre of the ground. It consists of a spacious subterranean vault, which was excavated by Governor Saltonstall in 1710 to receive the remains of his second wife (Elizabeth Rosewell). The rounded summit of the vault is crowned with a freestone table, bearing a rude representation of the family arms, (on a marble plate inserted in the stone), and the following inscription in capitals:—

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THE HONOURABLE GURDON
SALTONSTALL, ESQUIRE
GOVERNOUR OF CONNECTICUT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER THE
20th. IN THE 59th. YEAR
OF HIS AGE. 1724.

A considerable number of the descendants of the Governor have been gathered into this receptacle. His oldest son, Capt. Roswell Saltonstall, was here interred in 1738, and the youngest of his children, (except one that died an infant), the Hon. Gurdon Saltonstall, a Brigadier General of the Revolution, was laid here in 1785. Winthrop Saltonstall, Esq., a son of the last named, and Register of the Court of Admiralty during the Revolutionary War, was also deposited here in 1811. This tomb was last opened in 1845, to receive the remains of Ann Dudley Saltonstall, an unmarried daughter of Winthrop."



Inscription

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THE HONOURABLE GURDON
SALTONSTALL, ESQUIRE
GOVERNOUR OF CONNECTICUT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER THE
20th. IN THE 59th. YEAR
OF HIS AGE. 1724.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 55988358
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/55988358/gurdon-saltonstall : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Gurdon Saltonstall Jr. (22 Dec 1708–19 Sep 1785), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55988358, citing Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by CMWJR (contributor 50059520) .